Gourmet Magazine’s initial issue was January 1941. Its final issue will be November 2009. In its almost 70 years of publication, it has become a staple in many households. It has accumulated an unprecedented number of cookbooks and typewritten recipes in its library, which editor Ruth Reichl has recommended be donated to the New York Public Library or a university.
But just because the magazine will cease publication does not mean that its recipes will not be accessible. The Syosset Public Library has several excellent recipe websites in its Recommended Websites-Food and Entertainment section The Epicurious website includes recipes that have appeared in Gourmet Magazine.
The Syosset Public Library has the following books published by Gourmet in its collection: The Best of Gourmet, Gourmet Today published in 2009, Gourmet’s America, The Gourmet Cookbook, and Remembrance of Things Paris.
Finally, for those of you who just like cookbooks, Cooked Books: All Things Culinary at the New York Public Library is a unique blog. Check it out. At least we’ll have the Gourmet Thanksgiving issue to get us through the holidays.
– posted by Ed, Reference Services